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Sometimes, but not often - synonyms or related words

sometimes

adverb

on some occasions or in some situations, but not always

occasionally

adverb

sometimes, but not frequently or regularly

intermittent

adjective

happening sometimes but not regularly or often

infrequent

adjective

not happening very often, or not doing something very often

sporadic

adjective

not regular or frequent

spasmodic

adjective

happening for short periods and not often

occasional

adjective

happening sometimes, but not frequently or regularly

every so often

sometimes, but not frequently

(every) now and then/again

sometimes, but not regularly or often

from time to time

sometimes, but not often

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sortilege

the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards

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